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Fixing the Blue Shirts Problems

Here we sit, roughly a month-and-a-half away from the trade deadline. The New York Rangers have scratched and clawed their way to a 5th place tie in the Eastern Conference despite not boasting much in the way of top notch talent. They've relied heavily on their youth this season giving key minutes to players like; rookie Derek Stepan, big center Brian Boyle, 2nd year player Artie Anisimov, rookie defenseman Ryan McDonagh, etc. As rosy as things look right now this team still has some weaknesses and it wouldn't be surprising to see Glen Sather address those prior to the deadline. Obviously we have to remember we have a salary cap to deal with. The CBA and the salary cap it provides is not ...

Post Game Quotes from the Rangers 1-0 victory over Vancouver

The New York Rangers (26-16-3) defeated the Vancouver Canucks (28-9-6) by the score of 1-0 in hockey action on Thursday night. Keeper Henrik Lundqvist was named to the first star of the night making 31 saves. For the Rangers netminder it would be his sixth shutout this season while being the 30th time he was able to blank a team in his career. Newly acquired winger Wojtek Wolski scored the lone goal, while being named to the second star. Here are some quotes from the locker room from the Blueshirts after their big victory: Wojtek Wolski: On the game: "We played incredible. The whole team played awesome. It was good for me to get my first goal and it was amazing that we got a sh...

What Makes Slats Such a Keen Trader

Glen Sather: the man, the myth, the legend. Okay, that’s not exactly how Rangers fans feel about him. After all, he has nearly crippled us with his careless off-season spending sprees on underachieving veterans thus prohibiting us from actually acquiring useful players and causing us to treat our own free agents in the type of miserly fashion Ebenezer Scrooge would have appreciated. But somehow he has exhibited a tremendous knack for fleecing rival GM’s in the trade market. First Slats righted the wrong of pretending speedy Center Scott Gomez was actually a legitimate super star. He was able to shed the remaining 5 years of a $7.35 million annual cap hit deal to Montreal. In return w...

Rangers Make Smart Move Getting Wolski

As you are all aware by now, the Rangers took a step toward replacing the offensive void (HAHAHAHA, couldn't resist being sarcastic there) opened up when it was announced LW Alex Frolov would miss the balance of the season due to a knee injury. Glen Sather and his old friend and former assistant, Don Maloney, hooked up on a deal which will bring LW/C Wojtek Wolski to NY. In return, the Coyotes add Defenseman Michal Rozsival. Initial reaction from Rangers fans was disbelief. As in how could Sather have fleeced Maloney; a guy who up until now had proven himself a smart and capable manager. Rozsival, despite playing big minutes for the Rangers, was a frequent target of Blue Shirt faithful wh...

Road Warrior Rangers Defeat Blues 2-1

New York, NY- The New York Rangers (25-15-3) continue to reign in the NHL as road warriors, and held on to that title with their 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues (20-14-6) in hockey action on Sunday night. All of the offensive action for both squads happened in the second period of play. St. Louis was able to strike first when Brad Winchester (7) was able to tip-in a 24 foot shot, which was set up by Eric Brewer (5) and Brad Boyes (13) for the 1-0 lead. The Blueshirts were able to strike back though on a pretty play at the 9:12 mark. Brandon Dubinsky (19) and Mats Zuccarello (3) were able to get the puck to Derek Stepan. Stepan (12) would quickly put in a 19 foot wrister to make th...

Magical Mats Strikes Again in Rangers 3-2 shootout victory over Stars

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (24-15-3) are quickly becoming the comeback kings of the NHL and Friday night’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Dallas Stars (24-13-5) only helping to enhance that nickname. Rookie Mats Zuccarello was able to tally his second game-winning goal to lead the Blueshirts to the victory. Zuccarello who has been the boost the Rangers needed since his debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning in December. The winger has brought a new level of creativity and energy since joining the team, and now he has brought them two huge victories. The Norway native was able to propel the Rangers to the 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night, on an overtime ...

Mats Makes his Mark in Rangers 2-1 Victory over the Hurricanes

New York, NY - Head coach John Tortorella wanted the Rangers to go back to their aggressive forecheck, and play in their push to the playoffs. That Blueshirt blueprint worked for the Rangers (23-15-3) in their 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes (18-15-6) in hockey action on Wednesday night. Mats Zuccarello would make his mark recording his first NHL goal in overtime to lead the Rangers to the victory. In what was a fast and physical first period of play, both teams had hard hits along with golden scoring opportunities. The first real shot that the Rangers were able to tally was at the 1:14 mark when Derek Stephan tried a 19 foot wrister which was saved by Cam Ward of the Hurricanes...

Rangers get Vanquished by Vokoun in 3-0 loss to Panthers

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (22-15-3) could not ring in the New Year with style, falling to the Florida Panthers (17-17-2) in hockey action on Sunday night. Second star and keeper Tomas Vokoun made 32 saves in helping to lead the Panthers to the victory. The Panthers struck for their first goal on a power play opportunity at the 11:32 mark of the second period of play. Winger David Booth (10) was able to tally a 21 foot wrister, which was assisted by Mike Santorelli (7) and Dennis Wideman (15) for the 1-0 lead. Florida would strike twice in the third period, to help them seal their victory. The first time was a 17 foot wrister from Christopher Higgins (6) at the 8:50 mark. Th...

Rangers Rule in 3-1 Victory over Devils

New York, NY - The New York Rangers (22-14-2) had much to celebrate this 2010 season, one of those things included a 3-1 victory over their rivals the New Jersey Devils (9-25-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night. New Jersey was able to get on the board first thanks to a Travis Zajac (5) wrist shot at the 6:31 mark of the first period for the early 1-0 lead. The Rangers responded on a Brian Boyle (14) snap shot at the 7:18 mark to tie the game up at 1-1. The Rangers would continue their positive offensive momentum, when Michal Rozsival (3) tallied a snap shot at the 13:22 mark to give the Blueshirts the 2-1 lead. New York would go on to add to their lead in the third period when Brand...